Plans to transform Surfers Paradise with beachside pavilions and more greenery have been unveiled as a part of Gold Coast City Council’s bid to relaunch Cavill Mall and Avenue as a world-class visitor precinct.
The Council is currently seeking feedback from the public about the concept designs to revitalise Surfers Paradise’s Cavill Mall, Cavill Avenue and The Esplanade.
“We listened when the community said work needed to be done to ensure Surfers Paradise has space for families, is safe, is more pedestrian friendly, has more seating, has meeting places, and has more shade and trees,” Mayor Tom Tate said.
“The proposed revitalisation hits all those targets in a way which will help the public rekindle a love of Surfers Paradise.
“The upgrades will build community pride, improve small business opportunities, and support tourism in the Surfers Paradise area.
“We’re now asking the community what they think of the new designs which include increased shade and greenery along the beach and Cavill Mall, beachside pavilions, garden rooms, and turfed areas for rest and relaxation, and a water play plaza.”
The proposed designs focus on creating a space which has a vibrant atmosphere for activation by day and night and is safe all while providing for tourism, nightlife, entertainment and use for families, the Mayor said.
Council has committed $40 million over the next five years to fund the first stage of the revitalisation plan which will incorporate Cavill Mall between The Esplanade and Surfers Paradise Boulevard.
Pop-up consultation sessions are set to be held right across the city including Surfers Paradise, HOTA Markets, Pimpama Sports Hub and Mudgeeraba.
Community consultation will end on 26 September.